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Environmental Protection Agency News

25 March 2019

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  • Illinois EPA Refers Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC to Attorney General for Enforcement
    SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Acting Director John J. Kim announced that the Agency has referred an enforcement action to the Illinois Attorney General's office against Dynegy Midwest Generation, LLC (Dynegy). Dynegy operated a coal-fired power plant in Oakwood, Vermilion County, known as the Vermilion Power Station, until the plant's closure in 2011. The referral addresses the release of contaminants from Dynegy's coal ash ponds, located adjacent to the former power plant, which are alleged to have caused both groundwater and surface water violations.
  • Illinois EPA Director Seals Portions of Sterigenics Due to Public Health Hazards from Ethylene Oxide Emissions
    SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Acting Director John J. Kim has issued a Seal Order to the Sterigenics U.S., LLC, facility located at 7775 South Quincy Street, in Willowbrook, DuPage County, to prevent the commencement of any new sterilization cycles using ethylene oxide to prevent emissions which present an imminent and substantial endangerment to residents and off-site workers in the Willowbrook community.
  • Gov. Pritzker and AG Raoul Issue Joint Statement on Sterigenics Facility
    Governor JB Pritzker and Attorney General Kwame Raoul issued the following joint statement about ongoing efforts to address the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook, Illinois.